Lisa Tozzi is joining BuzzFeed as its news director. Tozzi comes to BuzzFeed from The New York Times, where she had been for the past 13 years. Tozzi was most recently a deputy editor of the Times’ national desk.
“We’re in a unique place to combine boots on the ground reporting with a sophisticated understanding of how news is made and spreads on the social web,” said Ben Smith, BuzzFeed’s editor-in-chief, in a statement. “Lisa is the perfect person to lead this: She’s an innovative web native with fast and sure news judgment learned at a great institution. We’re thrilled to watch her take our coverage to the next level and lead our talented team of reporters and editors.”
Tozzi begins May 13.